Quicksite is a simple and feature-light static site generator that tries to do very little. It is json, csv, and jinja2 based.

QuickSite Quick Start Guide


Clone using git clone or pip install QuickSite


Create a directory for your project, and inside create a directories named configs, static, templates.

Inside of configs, put a json file named boiler.json with contents that looks like this:

  "static_dir": "{here}/static",
  "template_dir": "{here}/templates",
  "output_dir": "{here}/output",
  "templates": {
    "index.html": "index.html",
    "artists/{slug}/index.html": {
      "template": "artist.html",
      "type": "multi",
      "data_name": "artists"

Then, inside of configs, create a csv file named artists.csv, this is a csv file, and can have anything in it that you want. The first line should be the header names of the file, and the rest should be entries.

The boiler.json specifies that two templates are needed, one named index.html and one named artist.html.

index.html is considered a single-page entry, so it generates a single file in the output directory.

artist.html is mapped to multiple files that fit into artists/{slug}/index.html where {slug} is expanded from the artists.csv file.

So create two jinja2 templates in the templates directory, one named index.html and the other named artist.html. All data in all of the csv files will be included and available to all templates.

All files in the static directory will be copied, verbatim, into the output directory.

Generating your site

Generating your site is a two step process. The first is to combine the csv files plus the boiler.json into a full config file.

To do this, go into your project's main directory, and run the following command:


Simple, the configbuilder assumes the configs directory contains all of the configuration files, including boiler.json. It generates config.json in the current working directory

Then do the following:

quicksite config.json

This will generate the site into output (or whatever you have set in your boiler.json file as output_dir)